university of missouri

4:47 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Job losses possible for MU campuses

Dan Verbeck KCUR

The word “inevitable” is being teamed with “job-losses” if the University of Missouri system is unable to work its way out of an expected twelve and a half percent cut in state funding for 2013.

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AM Newscasts
9:01 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Newscast for February 2, 2012

The floor of the Missouri Senate, where Democrats filibustered a workplace discrimination reform bill into the evening hours Wednesday.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • Democratic filibuster of workplace discrimination reform bill comes to an end
  • UM Curators meet in Kansas City to discuss possible tuition increases.
  • About a fourth of Missouri voters are expected to turn out for Missouri presidential primary next week
9:32 am
Wed February 1, 2012

MU professor wants to reexamine university spending

The columns of MU covered in snow. A MU professor says the university can restructure how it spends its money.

As Governor Jay Nixon is proposing a large cut to funding for higher education, MU English Professor Richard Schwartz is encouraging students and universities to reconsider everything their money is going towards.  In his e-book, “Is a College Education Still Worth the Price?,” Schwartz says that universities, like MU, have many services and benefits for students that are driving up student costs.

"Students in general in America live better now than they lived when I went to college and living better costs more," Schwartz said.

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9:07 am
Wed February 1, 2012

UM System urges tuition increases

Students at the University of Missouri may see their tuition prices increase by as much as 7.5 percent.

The UM system recommends curators approve an average tuition increase of 6.5 percent, with prices at the University of Missouri in Columbia spiking at as much as 7.5 percent.

State Rep. Chris Kelly (D - Columbia) says the decision is inevitable if the system wants to pay its expenses.

"The Governor's office left the Curators no choice but to go to tuition for money. The state's failing in its obligation, so we're transferring the cost of our education from students and their parents," Kelly said.

AM Newscasts
8:59 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Newscast for February 1, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • UM system recommends tuition increases at all four campuses.
  • Joplin wrestles with letting tourists into destroyed areas.
  • The appointment of Craig Van Matre to the UM Curators faces an uphill battle.
5:29 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

MU looking at student transportation needs

Wabash Station in Columbia
KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri is undertaking a study that will evaluate the transit needs of its students.

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9:39 am
Wed January 25, 2012

MU leaders discuss budget constraints

File photo KBIA

The MU Budget Office held an open meeting Tuesday to discuss the state of the university’s funds. 

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2:18 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Nixon slashes higher education budget but doesn't want tuition raised

Governor Jay Nixon
File photo Flickr

The governor wants to cut the state’s Higher Education budget by nearly 106 million dollars, or 12.5%.

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2:20 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

UM Curator Haggard steps down

The University of Missouri
KBIA file photo

A member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators has stepped down.

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12:37 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Cheryl B. Schrader is new Missouri S&T Chancellor

Cheryl Schrader
Photo courtesy Boise State University Communications and Marketing

The University of Missouri system has announced its new Chancellor of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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5:29 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

Is enrollment growth good for MU?

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Eric Staszczak KBIA

The University of Missouri system has seen record enrollment year after year. But the University’s leaders are keeping an eye on that growth to ensure it’s in the University’s best interest.

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AM Newscasts
9:37 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Newscast for December 23, 2011

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Regional news from the KBIA Newscast, including:

  • Kirksville's Regional Economic Development, Inc. appoints a new Director of Job Creation
  • The University of Missouri system announces a new class recording policy
  • An update on infants being impacted by baby formula, after a Lebanon 10-day-old boy died this week
5:04 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

More on the University of Missouri's big changes

New UM President Timothy Wolfe (center) meets with press on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Columbia, Mo.
Allan Vestal KBIA

This week on the show: we dive in to the two biggest stories at the University of Missouri this year – the new UM system president and the move to the SEC.

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10:58 am
Mon December 12, 2011

UM System to announce new president Tuesday

File Photo KBIA

The University of Missouri System will announce its new president Tuesday morning.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:36 pm
Thu November 24, 2011

Under the Microscope: November 24, 2011

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An accent ‘test-drive’ of the iPhone’s new digital assistant. Plus: at what age do babies start engaging in mind-reading? One MU researcher thinks she’s got it figured out.

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6:55 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Pinkel Gets 1 Week Suspension & Financial Penalites

MU Athletic Director Mike Alden addresses the media Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 regarding the suspension of football coach Gary Pinkel. On Wednesday night, Nov. 16, Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Karen Mitchell

University of Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has been handed a one week suspension without pay, among other punishments after being arrested for a DWI Wednesday night.

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10:06 am
Thu November 17, 2011

MU Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel Arrested for DWI

MU Football Coach Gary Pinkel has issued an apology today for what he calls a “lack of judgment,” following his arrest last night by Boone County Sherriff’s deputies on suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. Meanwhile, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton says the Athletics Department has his support in taking the “appropriate action.”

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8:04 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Curators Discuss Presidential Search

The MU Board of Curator’s Presidential Search Committee held an executive session at University Hall Monday night.

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